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conocida como "fema" por sus siglas en ingles, rechazo el pedido de ayuda para las victimas de la explosion en san bruno.---la agencia determino que los gobiernos locales y estatal, asi como el dueÑo del gasoducto (que viene siendo "pg&e") pueden cubrir los gastos del siniestro sin ayuda del gobierno federal. ---"fema" Ólo reembolsara 75% de los gastos relacionados con las labores de los bomberos para sofocar las llamas.---el alcalde de san bruno se reunira con funcionarios federales para pedir otro tipo de ayuda del gobierno estadounidense, y el gobernador de california tiene 30 dias para decidir si apela o no la decision tomada por "fema". ---entre tanto, el Úmero de Íctimas mortales de la explosÓn de gas natural en san bruno aumenÓ tras la muerte de un hombre de 58 aÑos. ---a casi tres semanas del devastador incendio, el Édico forense del condado de san mateo confirÓ la muerte de "james franco", un residente de la calle "glenview" que estuvo internado desde la explosion del pasado 9 de septiembre con quemaduras graves.---el seÑor "franco" fallecÓ el domingo por la maÑana. ---
. the state won't get any federal help. fema turned down a request for millions in federal disaster aid. a spokesman said pg&e can pay off the recovery bill on its own. however, fema will reimburse the state up to 75% of the firefighting expense. the san bruno mayor plans to meet with federal officials next week to request more money. >>> meantime, the death toll is now at eight in the deadly pipeline explosion. james franco lived just down the street from the blast site. he had survived the fire but was badly burned. >>> this morning, a mystery as to who left a dead bear on the steps of a san leandro store. the bear was found outside the terrace market, a small grocery store on foothill boulevard. check this out. 3900-pound animal had -- the 300-pound animal had been shot in the shoulder. he was probably shot somewhere else and then just dumped off. anyone with information is asked to call state fish & game department. >>> some call her the serial scratcher and this morning, she will face a judge. police say nancy chi ni damaged a mercedes, a bmw, a honda crv, at valley fair in san jos
. >> thank you, howard. >>> the federal is on hurricane alert. fema has deployed teams to north carolina and massachusetts and they are bringing food and wart an they are also on stand by in case conditions worsen. president obama is in close contact with fema and he is also monitoring the situation. >> the president was provided with an update an fema is in close contact with the governors and their teams up and down the eastern seaboard to make sure they have the support they need should the storm make land fall. >> reporter: the president has already declared an emergency in some parts of the carolinas. >>> search and rescue team members from montgomery and anne arundel counties are in massachusetts. they are waiting for earl. the group of 80 left around 10:00 last night. crews will help out wherever they are needed. deployment of search and rescue teams cost counties $96,000 a day. the money, however, is given back to the county by the federal government. >>> by the way, if you have plans to drive out of town for labor day, you shouldn't have any problems with hurricane earl. if you
your time is precious right now. what is the latest that fema knows about hurricane earl? if you could update us on anything al didn't cover in terms of what areas you're expecting to potentially have a significant impact from this storm. >> i think he covered it. pretty much the outer banks of north carolina to nantucket and the outer banks in massachusetts. they tend to be the two areas we're most concerned about direct impacts of a hurricane. then again, coastal effects, strong wave action, some flooding and power outages. i think the message is to stay safe. our teams have basically been positioned along the coast waiting for the storm to come by. >> in terms of your teams being positioned along the coast, what can you tell us about what fema has pro positioned? what fema has in place in the areas you're most worried about? >> we sent supplies into ft. bragg, north carolina. and supplies into massachusetts for the northern end. stuff we expect we may need after a storm like water and food and generators and tarps. again, we weren't going to wait until we had specific missions. our
are in a laboratory in virginia for investigation. meanwhile, state/local officials are going to appeal fema in the aftermath of the san bruno. so far come off fema is pledged federal relief of 75% to fight the fire in to repair the damaged equipment. the money will also pay for the shelter in the police, traffic control costs. however, the mayor of san bruno says that there's not enough resources to cover the entire cost of the disaster. ♪ >> now, the california budget battle today! government were trying to and that record breaking and. and without top- level negotiations, republican, governor, and leaders in both leaders of the parties are struggling with pension reform. governor arnold schwarzenegger once a legislative change and the democrats want the whole bargaining. these talks, after it the state is possibly issuing and i told you if there's no state budget and also the state treasury that- i o u and also, endangering public works process. >> a meeting will be held to discuss the fate of schools in alameda. the district is said to come over several different plans to sell budget
a state of emergency, with fema trailers full of supplies and ready to bolt if hit. -- to roll if hit. this labor day travelers is still on the move. north carolina's governor says that there were no major damages or injuries. alison, back to you. >> now we turned to what a lot of local vacationers want to know, how earl affected beach is closed -- beaches close to home. >> we have been talking about the wind and waves. really the most dramatic things we are seeing are the waves, and they will get a little more aggressive. you can -- you can see some very big waves. there are a lot of people who have come to look at them, too. we're not quite done with earl yet. strong and ferocious waves slamming into ocean city. this is hurricane earl. >> the winds are blowing it. >> the gates along the seawall or closed. -- are closed. earlier this morning, police cleared the beaches. >> they said, you know, you have got to get off the beach, off the water. >> it is disconcerting being the only person on the spee -- this beach. we are watching the waves get bigger and stronger. lifeguards would pre
explosion. fema determined that state and local governments, along with the utility that owns the ruptured pipeline, could cover the cost of recovery on their own, however, fema will reimburse california for up to 75 percent of the firefighting expenses connected to the blast. >> a live look at san jose start skies and a bit cooler today traffic with just a few of reckless @2 [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp, carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this mes. until two years ago, when my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly. found their local deli. a few shortcuts. and a neighborhood hangout. but there's one thing they miss. their beloved hometown
changed a lot. >> lehrer: and fema administrator, craig fugate, updates emergency preparations as hurricane earl approaches the east coast. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i want to be the first to cure cancer. >> people don't really understand why things work. >> i want to be that person that finds out why. >> innovative young minds taking on tomorrow's toughest challenges. chevron. bnsf railway. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the u.s. moved into what is planned as its final military phase in iraq today after ending its combat role. newshour correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: cleaning up and packing-- that's what u.s. soldiers were doing on bases across iraq today. humvees rolled on to flatbed trucks and rows of equipment awaited transport home. last night, president obama marked the
in miami. fema too ahead. [ male announce] marie callender's invites you back to lunch, with a new line of fresh recipes. like chicken teriyaki with water chestnuts. it steams to perfection in minutes, giving the fresh flavors and textures of a homemade meal. marie's new steamed meals. it's time to savor. >>>. >> larry: let's go to my old stomping grounds. ed rappaport is its deputy director. would you call hurricane earl dangerous, ed? >> is still is, particularly if you live in a coastal area. the outer banks of north carolina and southeastern new england, cape cod, nantucket, martha's vineyard, are the areas we're concerned about. >> larry: what does type 2 mean? >> usually call it by categories. 1 through 5. category 2 means the winds are on the order of 95 to 110 miles per hour. that's sustained or average, with higher gusts. that's strong enough to cause structural damage, bring trees down, power poles. more importantly, perhaps along the coast, is that it pushes the water inland. in this case, we're concerned about a storm surge on the order of 2 to 5 feet. that's a rise of water
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but in trailers purchased by fema. that's where albert was living a year after the storm, in 2006. he was divorced and back in new orleans. >> the tour of the fema trailer. to your left, there's the ster bedroom. the living room, the dining room, the kitchen. >> now five years later, albert has reunited with his wife and returned to texas permanently. he's among the 20% of former ner orlenanan residents who katrina no longer call that city home. but he makes frequent trips back to the city he loves and that's whthere i had the pleasure of catching up with my friend once again. >> this katrina thing is still going on. >> albert is a professional substance abuse counselor, but the clinic he helped start in new orleans doesn't pay him a salary, and he's currently empled. when people ask you how you're doing today, how do you answer that question? >> partly cloudy, like the weather. sometimes i feel good about what's going on, and sometimes i don't. >> for those who have returned to live in the city, the struggle to rebuild their lives has been monumental. houses have been abandoned in droves. >> i'm
is live at fema in southwest washington with how officials are preparing for this first major hurricane to threat p the coast. >> reporter: they've been talking to everyone up and down the east coast and they have people in place up and down the east coast, but really they just want folks who live in the path and the affected areas just to really pay attention to any warnings or evacuations that come their way. >> this storm could go either way, just the difference of a little bit could make a huge impact along the coast. >> reporter: ahead of labor day weekend, fema is warning vacationers to continue to keep a close eye on earl. >> when people hear that it's a category 4, now a category 3, that's still a major hurricane. and even once the storm goes by, it will be high surf, waters can be very dangerous. >> reporter: fema officials are still getting regular updates from the national hurricane center. hurricane warnings may be posted along the north carolina and virginia coastlines later this afternoon. today is coordination day between the agency and their local colleagues. >> we broug
to help san bruno recover from this month's explosion and fire. the state received a letter from the fema agency denying the request determining the recovery cost could be covered by state and local governments and pg&e which owns the ruptured gas line but fema will reimburse the state for up to 75% of the firefighting expenses. the mayor of san bruno plans to meet with federal officials next week and governor schwarzenegger's office is considering an appeal. >>> nearly three weeks after the disaster, the death toll has increased to eight. 58-year-old james franco died monday morning at a hospital in san francisco. he lived just down the block from the site of the explosion and suffered major burns. >>> the san bruno disaster prompted california's two u.s. senators to create a new bill. barbara boxer and dianne feinstein introduced it yesterday at a senate subcommittee hearing. >> firefighters actually were powerless. the water main in the area had burst in the blast. >> individually and collectively as an industry, every company that operates natural gas facilities shares a profound resp
's on top of us. fema is shipping 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. >> stay with abc2 news for complete live team coverage as earl moves up the east coast. we'll have live reports setting up. join us at 4:00 this afternoon. we'll be on live for a special one-hour special tracking hurricane earl. we'll be live from ocean city at abc2 news at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. we'll be on the air at 4:00 in the morning. live team coverage will continue throughout the day. >> as always, you can get the very latest on hurricane earl on our website, abc2news.com. we have up to the minute news on our homepage for everything you need to know about earl. click on hurricane center. >>> 5:36 right now. a hostage situation at the headquarters of the discovery channel cable tv network ends with gunfire. james lee was armed with a gun and explosives when he walked into the building yesterday afternoon and took several people hostage for hours in silver springs. this ended when a snipper took lee out. >> the suspect was shot by police officers. the device um, appeared to go off. there were three host
sworn to us it's not going to touch us and three hours where it's right on top of us. >> fema shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we're live where there's water everywhere, except your bathtub. we're all over the place here. stay with abc2 news for complete live coverage as earl moves in. join us at 4:00 for a live one-hour special tracking hurricane earl, leading into abc2 news at 5:00 and 6:00. we'll be live from ocean city. tomorrow, good morning maryland starts one hour early at 4:00 a.m. and our live team coverage will continue throughout the rest of the day. >> you can get the latest on hurricane earl on our website, abc2news.com. check out the up to the minute news on our homepage and for everything there you want to know about earl, we have you covered. click on the weather tab, when you get there, click on hurricane center. >>> it's seven minutes after 6:00 right now, after several tense hours, a gunman is dead this morning, but his hostages are safe and sound. a 43-year-old man, james lee entered the discovery channel's
and agencies in san francisco to develop items in a better way for our fema applications for pre-disaster brand management mitigation. then, on august 18, boma did the annual financial district building exercise. just wanted to mention that september is national preparedness month, and in recognition of that, boma is also doing a seminar, and there is more information available on this list for you, and on september 19, the san francisco department of emergency management is presenting sunday streets, a prepared this pavilion, at our sunday streets even for that day, and we will hold it in the western addition. it will feature, as i mentioned, preparedness pavilion adjacent to fire her station 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we will have a number of interactive exhibits. the fire department will have mobile command. the police department is providing equipment, and we will have a quick cottage that people can experience an earthquake within the walls of the cottage. on september 22, the san francisco airport is having an exercise with british airways and united airlines, and they did this annua
, hurricanes, former fema director michael brown. this is a very difficult position that the authorities are in, because you always want to be better safe than sorry. when you issue a warning and the storm doesn't hit with the intensity that you are expecting, what happens the next time you issue a warning, maybe folks will be sorry as opposed to safe. it's a problem for you guys, isn't it? >> a huge problem. that's one of the problems we faced in new orleans five years ago. >> you are correct that the authorities have to make the decision based on what i believe is incredibly accurate information coming out of the national hurricane center. fox does a good job. they don't send janis a rick out in the storm. other networks send meteorologists an weather people in the middle of the storm so they hype it up. i'm here and i have to make use of my time. instead, tone our voices down, and explain what the tone of uncertainty is, explain risk and being rational about it instead of oh, my god, it's the end of the world. >> stuart: i understand the dilemma that the politicians are in. if they tone it d
be very direct about fema, north carolina has had good experiences and bad expenses with fema over the years when we have a hurricane or disaster. the fema office here in north carolina has been on the ground, they have been a full partner since day before yesterday. water, food, supplies, all we can ask for, and the president signed the emergency order last night, so as of today north carolina is getting 75 percent of the costs from the federal government on the front end and that is unusual for storms. we usually have to beg and plead after. i cannot be any happier with the system we have from our local government on up. no wonder my state is called the best prepared and ready state in america. >>neil: a beautiful state and for all those vacations on your fine coasts bummer to have to move inland. how is that going? >>guest: let me suggest to you a lot of us believe the storm is a short duration storm and the models say that. tomorrow we want folks to understand all over america that north carolina's coast and the mountains, the whole state, is open and ready for business and if
disaster. fema says the cost should be covered by state and local governments as well as pg&e that owns the ruptured pipeline. fema will reimburse the state for up to 75% of firefighting costs. jackie spears thinks the state will appeal fema's decision. >>> an eighth person has died a is a result of that explosion in san bruno. 58-year-old james fran co suffered severe burns. he was taken off life support yesterday at ucsf. abc7's lisa amin gulezian reports on the latest life lost in the tragedy. >> james franco or jimmy as his friends call him is described as generous, funny and loyal. he has now become the eighth person to die from the san bruno explosion. >> franco worked for a pest control company. the epicenter was 200 yards, just three houses away. and on september 9th, jimmy franco ran for his life. i >>- q. -- >> i went back up and that's when fran co was coming back down. >> he owns the three-story house franco called home. he helped the 58-year-old escape from the burning building. the front door was surrounded by flames. they went out the back, but a fence got in the way. >>
. but this legal battle is not over yet. >>> a manhunt is underway for a suspected rapist. >>> and fema has made its decision. we'll tell you why the san bruno pipeline disaster victims will not be getting aid. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, september 29th. >>> it was a war of words for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election,
received a letter from fema denying its request for aid. but fema will reimburse the state for up to 75% of the firefighting expenses. >>> a federal judge in san jose has blocked the execution of a convicted killer. more time is needed to review the lethal injection process used in california. if albert brown isn't put to death this week his execution won't happen next year. >>> jerry brown won the gubernatorial debate last night. 40% of those polled felt brown won. republican meg whitman close behind at 37%. and that's well within the margin of error. the remaining 23% felt there was no clear winner at uc- davis. >>> we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. we'll be right back. ,,,, [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools. what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases 50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted
and afghanistan. >> greta: stay where you are. coming up, fema is preparing for evacuations. national hurricane center is calling hurricane earl large and intense. we have new information on his expected path. with capital one's venre card, weget doublemiles on every purchase. echo! so we eaed a trip to the grand canyon twice as fast. uh-oh. we get double mis every time we use r card. i'll te these. no matter what we're buying. plus the damages. and since double miles add up quick, we can bring thehole gang. it's hard to beat double miles. no we ride them! [ me announcer ] introducing the venture card from capital one, with le miles on evy purchase every day. go to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? oh, that's the spot! just don't feel like they used to. are you one of them? remember when you had more energy for 18 holes with your buddies? [ glass shatters ] more passion for the one you love? more fun with your family and friends? it could be a treatable condition called low testosterone, or low t. c'mon, stop living in the shadows. you've got a life to live. [ male announcer ] so don't bla
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an emergency declaration for north carolina earlier this week. red cross workers and fema teams are also ready to go. this is a picture of nags head there. >> they are getting hit right now. >> it is. the storm has now been downgraded to a category two but it is still a big storm. >> huge storm. hurricane force winds that extend about 07 miles from the center and tropical force winds several hundred miles from the center. as it gets farther north, it has a tendency to stretch out as it falls apart. we'll get bands of rain making it as far north and west as the washington area. very impressive. you can see it here tracking off to the north and to the east as we speak. and again, a category two hurricane, maximum winds now 105 miles per hour. it has lost some steam overnight. can you see it there just pushing up to the north and to the north and east moving about 18 miles per hour. recent pressure, 955 millibars. so it is losing as i mentioned some intensity. we can expect 30 to 40, maybe even 50-mile an hour wind gusts down in ocean city later this morning as it continues to press on. out to th
for hurricane earl. fema has deployed teams to north carolina and massachusetts. they are bringing supplies, including food an water it is just in case things get bad with the storm. president obama is in close contact with fema, monsterring the situation. >> the administrator provided fema with an update and we are in close coordination to ensure they have the support they need should the storm make land fall. >> reporter: the president has already declared an emergency in some parts of the carolinas. >>> we want to take you to virginia beach. bruce leshan is live. how are conditions now compared who to when you joined us at 4:30 this morning? >> we are just after what we expected would be the height of earl off of virginia beach and it is getting more uncomfortable. if puff been watching, you can see i'm getting a little bit wetter than rain hitting my face. we have been gauging the wind and at this point, gusts up to 17 miles an hour here but the weather service says there have been some gusts as high as 30 miles an hour in the virginia beach area. this is daybreak and we are looking at
for victims of the san bruno disaster. fema says the costs should be covered by state and local governments as well as pg&e but fema will reimburse the state for up to 75% of the firefighting cost. jackie spears says she thinks the state will appeal fema's decision. $4 million they asked the state for. >> those hot temperatures. >> yeah. i kind of enjoyed the pool days. however, i think we might get the best of both worlds, cooler but still pool time? >> yeah, good way to explain it. still warm in a lot of areas. good morning to you, the fog as frances showed you was at the coast. that's the biggest cooling, 64. some will spill into san francisco, 74. low to mid-80s the east bay shore. we hit the 90s as you head into the south bay, the north bay valleys and mid to upper 90s in the east bay valleys. where we'll see cloud cover and cooler conditions down to the south, monterey about 68. 79 santa cruz but mid-80s watson vil, salinas, morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. ought to be a beautiful evening to be out at at&t now that we have a two-game lead on the padres. 7:15 first pitch. it's going
million in federal funding. fema approved the money after cleaning up from storms. we got off to a foggy start this morning and for the most part, that's lifted. take a live look at the inner harbor. you can see, this is from sky eye chopper 13. you can see a low ceiling out there and everyone's concerned about what to expect for the weekend and bernadette woods is in the first warning weather senter. good afternoon, bernadette. good afternoon, don and everyone out there. before we get to the weekend, we'll look at the hazy sun and the bigger news is going to be hot. the potential record breakers as we head into this hour. it's 87 degrees in baltimore. we've jumped up as the sun game out. 90 in easton and we'll show you ail in westminster and 78 degrees along the water in annapolis. as we head into the afternoon, for us, the record is 95 degrees. we think we'll be close, but not quite there. we'll keep you updated through that as we head into the evening hours. tomorrow, the cold front is coming our way and we'll have the forecast, coming up, don. >>> in sports, the ravens are getting re
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weekend plans up and down the coast. national guard troops have already been deployed. fema is standing by ready to assist after the storm. the outer banks are expected to be hit tonight into tomorrow morning. kristen dahlgren, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow earl using our hurricane tracker. there is a link on our homepage, wbaltv.com. coming up, we will hear how officials are preparing in ocean city for earl's arrival. >> ulysses s. currie has been indicted. >> he was indicted on charges of bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud, and extortion. jennifer franciotti joins us now with more. >> 3 continue to work at the capitol as investigators -- continue to work at the capitol as investigators looked into charges. it was alleged that he was paid $245,000 to secure advantage for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain money so they can have an extension on meeting energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way to get a liquor license. he said his fees were disclosed. the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the
to be caught off guard, which is why we are seeing what is put into place. fema is deploying teams from the carolinas to main. north carolina does have a hurricane watch in place. virginia gov. bob mcdonnell will declare a state of emergency today. the hurricane greatest the caribbean islands, leaving damage, but no deaths or injuries. earl is over the open ocean now and it can wheaton still. it threatens to sideswipe the eastern seaboard. evacuations are underway for n.c.'s order banks in north carolina and south carolina they are bracing. the hurricane could reach 200 miles off of virginia beach, enough to produce minor flooding, have the wind, and a possible storm surge. forecasters don't believe it will make direct landfall. it is supposed to approach early friday. by saturday it should reach new england, where it is more likely to have a direct impact on places like cape cod. courtney robinson reporting. >> you can track girl any time tbd.com.ng onto wjla.co president obama announced an end to the u.s. involvement in iraq or anti pay tribute to the u.s. men and women fighters and s
this is just one more. >> fino is saying that teams are on standby to assist and - fema the president has also served a federalese effort. in north carolina, at kill devill hills. >> a you live look at the dangers waves at hurricane earl of moving into north carolina. 150 mi. per hour when the speed. it is still unclear how l close it will make land fall. we will keep you posted. ♪ >> a much different local picture with a live look outside. sunny skies and there's fog sitting offshore. it will make its way to the coastline and the city tonight. currently, it will still be cooling off along the bay shore at 64 degrees at half moon bay. cool in oakland and redwood city the sea breeze winds are picking back up. . and a look and are set let helook at our this week and, where corn is a very strong sea breezes returning. cool weather, extensive fog. the fog tracker for at three a m. this is corn to be the extent of it. as you can see the spot will pullback at 4:00 a.m. but then clear by 11:00 a.m. to take a look at your kron 4 7 day around the bay hot inland. and quarrels with the squadron w
't is on the way. government is sending insurance adjust terse and officials from fema federal emergency management agency. >> fema we are going to have fema assessor's here on monday to start assessing the damage and uninsured loss to both individuals and public infrastructure. >> grant announced today from fema will help cover the cost of fighting the the fire which burned for hours so intensely. firefighters were simply unable to douse the flames of this massive gas fueled fire we have the report on the trouble they encountered. >> i have been in the service for 31 years and never seen anything like this. >> san bruno fire chief says as soon as firefighters arrived on scene the first steps were to good door to door and save lives and try to control this out of control gas fire. >> we fate natural gas fires all the time but not with a 30 inch main line. these flames lines were probably 70 feet in the air and there was tremendous amount of heat. >>reporter: make matters worst water was scarce. natural gas explosion ruptured a water main shutting off water to many of the fire hydrant i
of the damage in the homes and when he was here he signed an order asking fema for money, he talkied to the president who promisec all the help cal needsi think the important thing now is to investigate, we have investigators here to find out exactly what happened we know so far a one hundred foot pipe blew up. we don't know exactly why if something was missing or it was weak or something. i think thats why we have to hold the area secure so investigators can go through because some important to make sure this never happens again. >>now san bruno has to be approved for fema money, no gaurantess, and also trick is it can only pay for a sponge that pg e would not pay for if the fema money does come through >>tuesday senaters are planning a cause, alex and mark say they will examine how to pervent tragedy, they will have a rate increase caused by improper maintenance. there are heros for there actions, peter and bob, im sorry, bob and bobby and they were in a senior home, lets talk to him >>bob is at this job showing us heis emergency vehicle. on thursday ight after seeing the flame
. >> the massachusetts governor declared a state of emergency thursday. fema set up a staging area at, bringing in generators and of supplies to keep 15,000 people fed through the weekend. >> parts of the outer banks are reporting power outages. clear skies by the end of the day expected. emily schmidt reporting. >> for the latest on hurricane earl, go to tbd.com and stay with us throughout the day. >>> the latest from the standoff in silver spring. now we know more about the suspects's weapons and its environmental crusade. we're learning more about the rescue efforts by local police. pamela brown is live in silver spring with more. good morning. >> good morning. we have seen this from a distance. now we are getting a closer look, a different perspective from the front lines. this recording gives us insight into a tactical decision that had to be made during a four- hour standoff. >> we have a man inside with a vest strapped on him and a device in his hand. >> this was hours before he went into the discovery building with a deadly force. >> i have a visual of the suspect with something around
a state of emergency ahead of earl's arrival and fema is preparing for the storm by stocking up on generators, food, water and other emergency supplies. and for all the latest from hurricane earl, be sure to stay with abc 7 on air and online at tbd.com. >> we turn now to our other big story of the morning. the latest from that standoff in silver spring. we now no know more about the suspect's weapons. we also learned more about the heroic rescue efforts by legal police. pamela is lye with that story. >> good morning. lots of new developments this morning. there have been some new discoveries, new findings that reveal more about lee's sinister plot leading up to wednesday's ordeal. >> we got a man inside with a vest strapped on him. some kind of weapon in his hands. >> you're hearing a swat team member over his radio just hours before they moved into the discovery building with deadly force. >> there is a wall between me and him. >> it appeared lee was carrying two guns with him inside the building. turns out they were stolls. at least one device he had was considered potentially
ouu. >> and fema said that their teams are on standbyyand they are ready to assist. they have already sent supplies to some states. like north carolina. generators. >>well, inez for those people choosing to stay behind, what were they told? >>well, they have been told just prepare. i mean, they have been told about shelters that are in the area. but they are also told, look, be ready to perhaps not have electricity for awhile. have your kits ready at home. fooddready at home. have flashlights. %-plan, if you need it.tion jennifer? >> inez, waating for the storm. live in north carolina. thank you. >> and hurricane earl is moving closer to maryland. >> yeah, chief meteorolooist vytas reid has been tracking the storm all week lonn now. he joins us with a ook at what kind of weathhr ww will get and when. vytas?3 ú% jennifer and jeff, strong cateeory 2 right now marching up the coast ine. national weather service and hurricane center have issued the hurriiane warnings over thee3 atlantic. we have the hurricane warnings and we have tropical storm warningg along the eastern portion of mar
, fox 5 news. >>> meantime, $1.76 million is what metro says it needs and that it is getting from fema to cover snow removal costs from february's back-to-back blizzards. metro says the storms in february and december cost the agency $12.7 million for snow removal and lost revenue. fema has already given metro $1 million for the december snowstorm. >>> there is a battle brewing in man as is over a new adult shop going in right in the downtown strip. the mother-dot he owner say they don't expect anything more racy than the in-home adult novelty parties. they say that is where the inspiration to open the shop came from. people in manassas don't think the shop is appropriate. >> manassas is kind of a family place. it is not really somewhere you would go to get your adult dvds and things like that. >> if there was more places like this, keep your marriage exciting. we feel like women are doing that at the parties. these parties are huge. >> the own ares say nobody under the age of 18 will be allowed to enter that shop. they plan to open the store come october. >>> somebody tried to sneak t
people have sworn to us that on top of us. >> reporter: fema is shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the evacuation orders are called >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas, highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod. in the path of earl, and home to half a million summer residents. the winds have already started to pick up. and the waves are certainly telling us tonight that something big is coming this way. if earl gets any closer, which everyone here hopes doesn't happen, there will certainly, diane, be many more evacuations called tomorrow, in many more places. >> as you told us, steve, these are crucial hours right now, and as those emergency teams just warned, the hurricane could speed up and turn towards shore on a dime. so, let's bring in sam champion. he's in atlantic be
management and how should it be embraced even as the -- the fema and others -- like say national policy if you will but natural practice is better way to put it. thus far have been asked to come down and speak at the naval postgraduate school which is where they do the masters program. just this week, i was, monday or actually tuesday, i was in washington d.c. at the national academy of sciences where i was asked to come share this as --ee as part of the discussion around the new commercial mobile alert system which is taking the emergency alert system to cell phones. and recognizing that people don't carry a.m. radios on their belt but almost, a huge percentage of the population, some 85% of the population owns a cell phone at this point. the idea is how do we cross the technology barriers and get an alert system that would touch every device regardless of carrier. that's close to happening. sometime in the next year, they're going to have a it finalized. they brought practitioners and academics and social scientists to have a discussion about okay, now that we have the technology side
. live in san francisco, don sanchez, abc 7 news. >> don, thanks a lot. fema halls just announced it authorized funds to battle the fire. affected residents can get all sorts of help at two red cross centers of that been set up. insurance, medical care and loans. laura anthony is live at the veterans memorial rec center with available resources and incredible stories of escape. laura? >> that's right, kristen. i can tell you first of all only about a dozen people actually spent the night at this shelter but let me show you what it looks like right now. come this morning, many, many more people showed up. these are all folks who have registered as fire victims. they are taking advantage of the donations of that been made here throughout the night. clothing, pillows, blankets, food and the like. you can see there's quite a demand. in the meantime these folks also shared their stories. >> it's indescribable. indescribable! >> she woke with the sun to fails the reality of what happened to her and her neighbors just 12 hours earlier. >> we heard the boom. and then all of a sudden there
federal help. fema turned down a request for millions in federal disaster aid. a spokesman says pg&e can pay off the recovery bill on its own. however, fema will reimburse the state up to 75% of the firefighting expenses. >>> well, tonight investigators want to know who dumped the carcass of a black bear on the san leandro sidewalk. couple of people passing by spotted the 300-pound bear sunday night. it was sitting in front of a terrace market on foothill boulevard. the animal had a gunshot wound in the shoulder. >> we were thinking somebody drunk or my little kid thought it was a dog that somebody shot but as we got closer, holy toledo it's a bear! >> it was. the alameda county sheriff's department says a white dodge pickup was seen speeding away from the store. state fish & game says there is no indication any black bears livni where near san leandro. it is currently bear hunting season in california, however it is illegal to dump a carcass and it's illegal to waste game meat. >>> next, thousands of bay area families facing an uncertain future. >> without this program i won't be able
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